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The Comparison Project: 03/07 - Lecture on Miracles

Do medical miracles occur? If so, in what sense? Do patients seek miracles in the course of medical treatment? Do patients and physicians, or patients and chaplains, discuss the possibility of miracles, and if so, how? Does hope of miracles serve a therapeutic end in medical treatment? Or can hope of miracles be detrimental to the patient's well-being? We explore these questions and more in an interfaith dialogue on Miracles and Medicine, hosted by Dr. Richard Deming, Director of the MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Center, and Founder and Director of Above + Beyond Cancer. The dialogue panelists include Monsignor Larry Beeson; Dr. David Friedgood, a neurologist at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center; Dr. Rizwan Shah, Retired pediatrician, Blank Hospital; Dr. Yosesh Shah, a geriatrician at Broadlawns Hospital.

The dialogue will be held in Conferences Rooms 6-7 in the East Tower of Mercy Hospital. Please park in MercyOne’s East Parking Ramp shown on the attached map, entering from Laurel Street. After parking, exit the parking ramp on foot and walk north up 3rd Street towards University Avenue. Enter Mercy’s East Tower on the left-hand side of 3rd Street. Take the elevator to A Level. Turn right off the elevators. Go just past the restrooms and turn left down that hallway. East Tower Conference Rooms 6 and 7 are towards the end of that hallway on the right-hand side.

Thursday, March 7 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, East Tower Conference Rooms 6 and 7 1111 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

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General Public, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Law Students, Parents, Graduate Students




Free Admission

College of Arts & Sciences
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Monique Rodriguez

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